The Plant Store will re-open for sales the week of May 13th, 2024 for local pickup

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.
  • I'm currently working on shifting the store part of this site over to more complex software that will allow for filtering by multiple plant traits and making wish lists of species you would like to order, so please bear with me when it comes to announcing the exact species offerings for 2024 (there will be lots, including some species not previously offered).

Camassia scilloides, Eastern Camas

Camassia scilloides 

Eastern Camas

  • Average to moderately dry or moderately moist soils
  • Full sun to light shade
  • 24” tall, 6” to 8” spread
  • Spring blooming bulb -Goes dormant in the summer
  • Native to Ontario, easy once established, open meadow and woodland margins

Having successfully cared for a batch of these last summer, I sowed another packet of seeds last fall in the hope of being able to offer them in this spring’s sale. While slow to establish from seed, they did form tiny bulbs before going dormant last summer and, since they are not an easy species to source as a bulb, I thought that other, also patient, gardeners might like to add these to the ecosystems in your care.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing for more details. 

Photos by Fan of Zhirkov, Great Lakes Image Collection and Jay Sturner Via Wikimedia Commons

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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality